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Executive Summary

New study finds hiring managers often make poor choices because they systematically rely strictly on generic performance measures rather than considering situational context.

A new study by Berkeley-Haas Associate Professor Don Moore finds employment managers tend to ignore the context of past performance.

The article, “Attribution Errors in Performance Evaluation,” (PLoS One, July 24, 2013), is co-authored by Samuel A. Swift, a Berkeley-Haas post-doctoral fellow; Zachariah S. Sharek, director of strategy and innovation at CivicScience; and Francesco Gino, associate professor at Harvard Business School.

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